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  Realedazed

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Joined: 7/01/05
Posts: 98

I can resist everything but temptation...

2/09/12 4:27:13 PM#21

I'm totally a Temporal Flux, or an occasional one.  I play at night when everyone in my house asleep, since that's the only time I get some time to myself.  I have a 2 year old who sometimes wakes up at night. I go to put him back to sleep, but if he needs comforting, it'll take me longer. I've fallen alseep with him so many times.  And he always wakes up just as I'm about to do something, never when I'm just running around or just chatting,

Also, I love the Neo. I think I know a real life one too. In community college I used to be in the gaming club and there was this guy, who was always there, no matter what. I don't think he even went to class and some semesters, I did't think that he was even enrolled.

  Rojiin

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Joined: 11/03/06
Posts: 49

2/09/12 6:24:30 PM#22

Guy on the Couch.....Guilty.


  opposedcrow

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Joined: 9/26/11
Posts: 55

2/09/12 6:29:05 PM#23

The battered housewife thing was a bit too far...I can only imagine the hell-storm that will be conjured if any feminists happen to stumble onto this article, but the rest was pretyy funny and actually very spot-on from what I've seen during my time spent in guilds.


One of my WoW characters is currently in a guild with the strangest guild leader ever. She's super nice, really friendly, goes out of her way to make people in the guild feel welcome, but she also has a bad habit of asking for really rediculous favors. I don't think I've ever said more than five words to her and one day she just randomly asks me if I could make a mechano hog (really expensive mount) for her for free after she noticed I was an engineer.


Another time she wanted people to come help her lvl 70 alt farm Tempest Keep for the White Hawkstrider. She didn't pre-plan it or set up a guild event or anything just randomly asked in guild chat if anyone wanted to help.


  Cursedsei

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Joined: 12/17/07
Posts: 1020

2/09/12 9:13:45 PM#24
Originally posted by Ozmodan

Not sure why posters have great fun pigeonholing people into catagories.  Guilds to me are groups that help each other out and do the multiplayer quests.  It is a game and delving deeper than that is a waste of time.  I play games to have fun, not worry about who I am playing with.

Did you hear that...? That "whoosh" noise? That was the sound of a satirical article fluttering over your head.

 

As for the article, I don't know if I should feel bad about laughing at the Spousal abuse joke... specially the note at the end... Mr. Howling I believe you have moved my allignment a little closer to Chaotic Evil now...

  pierth

Novice Member

Joined: 4/14/06
Posts: 1515

2/09/12 9:30:11 PM#25

I think I received the same content as the article as an e-mail forward like, 7 years ago, or perhaps in one of several reposts of virtually the same content on any MMO's general forum. That notwithstanding- if you find yourself in the same guild as any of these types (aside from perhaps Doogie- MMOs could use more "kids" like that than what we commonly see) then I'd suspect your guild has no quality control whatsoever.

  dpcollier128

Novice Member

Joined: 8/21/11
Posts: 39

2/09/12 9:44:41 PM#26

I'm an ALTon Brown, PWNer of a Lonely Heart, Neo, Guy on the Couch, and Jilted Lover; in that order. I discovered the phases of my guild personality while playing that one most popular MMORPG... You all know the one I mean. This article is more about the phases I went through playing that one game than any single description of me as an MMORPG gamer or guild mate.

That's right... I'm the everygamer! LOL

What'll happen with my next MMO? Ask me a month to a year after GW2 comes out. :) I hope for a Doogie Howser (I'm actually 23 tho...) or another Neo phase... on second thought, ALTon Brown; cause alts are how I play and who I am!

  jonrd463

Novice Member

Joined: 6/24/09
Posts: 608

2/10/12 4:09:22 AM#27

Two things-


1. If you're offended by any of those AS THEY RELATE TO PERSONALITIES IN THE GAME, my bet is that you're one of them and in serious denial.


2. If you're offended by the allusion to spousal abuse, you really need a sense of humor. OF COURSE real, honest to God spousal abuse is abhorrent, but getting offended by it's use as an intentionally exaggerated metaphor that describes behavior that is very similar to battered wife syndrome just smacks of a real need to turn off the "I MUST BE OFFENDED BY SOMETHING TODAY!" reflex people seem to be born with lately.


"You'll never win an argument with an idiot because he is too stupid to recognize his own defeat." ~Anonymous

  JackyD30

Apprentice Member

Joined: 5/13/10
Posts: 20

2/10/12 6:04:47 AM#28

I used to be the Neo/Doogie Howser guildie, although I'm closing in on my 32. But lately I have turned into the Guy on the Couch mostly because I'm fed up into what most MMO's communities have turned into.


  Hluill

Novice Member

Joined: 4/30/09
Posts: 102

2/10/12 7:00:04 AM#29

I've been the Loader and the Guy on the Couch.  Right now I fluctuate between the Jilted Lover and the Battered Housewife.


And yes, spousal abuse is a serious thing.  Labeling the victim as an enabler dosen't condone assault, but it asks the question: "Why the F@#* do you keep putting up with it?"


Hluill, a barbarian rogue, and his Warrior-daughter, Leyek
Playing: GW2, TSW, LotRO, EQ2, and V:SoH
Played: EQ, UO, DAoC, WAR, DDO, AoC, MO

  Silverbranch

Advanced Member

Joined: 10/31/10
Posts: 183

Wherever you go, there you are.

2/10/12 1:26:37 PM#30

The Helper - That person who's always helping people, particularly new players to the guild, selflessly giving gear, gold, items, advice, and escort duties, even if you suspect the "newb" is an old player levelling a new alt you'll find The Helper happily making a "noobs" life easier.


The Crafter - Questing, killing, all are sidelines.  The Crafter will happily immerse themselves into every aspect of Gathering and Crafting imaginable, slowly building a stockpile of mats, and levelling all aspects of Crafting.  This occurs through freqent gankings (if on a PvP server) by Red Tags who laugh away at the NOOB in crappy gear running around the zone.  Right up until the day The Crafter has mastered it all and actually starts to craft gear for themselves out of the best recipes available and equips themselves with M1A1 Abram's Chobham Armor, machine guns, helmet mounted swivelly Death Ray mods, and Red Seeking Firball Shoulder Launchers.


Wherever you go, there you are.

  jayarte

Novice Member

Joined: 8/21/09
Posts: 450

2/10/12 1:34:21 PM#31

**NOTE** We know that spousal abuse is a very real and very serious thing that we in no way condone. We are of the unshakeable belief that if you are going to beat a woman, you do it before you marry them, as anything else is inexcusable. Kicking and some types of elbow strike are permitted when applicable. **ENDNOTE**

Using asterisks, italics, and NOTE/ENDNOTE in caps is a bit like those people who double park and turn on their hazard warning lights to say they're not really doing anything wrong.

 

There is nothing faintly amusing about any kind of abuse, that's kind of apparent from the word itself.  Why do you think it's acceptable to joke about "beating" a woman before you marry her?  Or "kicking" and using "elbow strikes"?  Where the hell is the humour in violence?  If your mother/sister/daughter is beaten by a man, will you find something in the situation to laugh at?

And to use that picture, which is deeply disturbing, in an article which is supposed to be humourous, beggars belief.

  jonrd463

Novice Member

Joined: 6/24/09
Posts: 608

2/11/12 2:44:38 AM#32

Okay, I'll bite. My sister got beat up by an ex-boyfriend many years ago. The guy was a real dirtbag and deserved the asskicking he got by myself, my brother, and two of our friends. We sent him to the hospital.


In no way whatsoever do I connect the use of spousal/domestic/girlfriend abuse in a metaphor to what happened to my sister. In no way do I relate that to people who love crappy games to a fault, besides the clear similarity between "But the game will get better, you'll see!" and "He doesn't mean to do it. He really loves me!"


Honestly, to hypersensitivity to this sort of thing is ridiculous. Want to fight spousal abuse? Get proactive with organizations that help the victims, or maybe become some kind of vigilante to mete justice upon the perpetrators. Just please, whatever you do, don't try to bring everyone else down to your level of hypersensitivity.


It used to be that a hallmark of good comedy is that someone, somewhere is going to be offended by it. Now it seems to be a roadblock.


"You'll never win an argument with an idiot because he is too stupid to recognize his own defeat." ~Anonymous

  jayarte

Novice Member

Joined: 8/21/09
Posts: 450

2/11/12 10:40:32 AM#33
Originally posted by jonrd463

Okay, I'll bite. My sister got beat up by an ex-boyfriend many years ago. The guy was a real dirtbag and deserved the asskicking he got by myself, my brother, and two of our friends. We sent him to the hospital.


In no way whatsoever do I connect the use of spousal/domestic/girlfriend abuse in a metaphor to what happened to my sister. In no way do I relate that to people who love crappy games to a fault, besides the clear similarity between "But the game will get better, you'll see!" and "He doesn't mean to do it. He really loves me!"


Honestly, to hypersensitivity to this sort of thing is ridiculous. Want to fight spousal abuse? Get proactive with organizations that help the victims, or maybe become some kind of vigilante to mete justice upon the perpetrators. Just please, whatever you do, don't try to bring everyone else down to your level of hypersensitivity.


It used to be that a hallmark of good comedy is that someone, somewhere is going to be offended by it. Now it seems to be a roadblock.

"Hypersensitivity"?  Did you find anything amusing in your sister being beaten up?  Do you find anything amusing in anyone being beaten up, for that matter?  Sorry, I've always been this way, even as a child I found it impossible to find the humour in "jokes" which involve cruelty/violence/stereotyping. 

It's not a "holier than thou" attitude, believe me, it's just that I literally don't find it funny and can't understand why people do.

 

p.s.  I wouldn't want other people to react the way I do, it's not much fun being acutely sensitive (huge understatement), but it's a shame you see my post as an attempt to "bring everyone else down to [my] level of hypersensitivity". 

  Sula

Novice Member

Joined: 9/11/06
Posts: 17

2/11/12 11:23:16 AM#34

Where's The Stoner? Or the guy who always stuffs the mic in his pants every time he farts? What kind of a carebear guild are you hanging out with?


  jonrd463

Novice Member

Joined: 6/24/09
Posts: 608

2/11/12 6:29:51 PM#35

Originally posted by jayarte


Originally posted by jonrd463


Okay, I'll bite. My sister got beat up by an ex-boyfriend many years ago. The guy was a real dirtbag and deserved the asskicking he got by myself, my brother, and two of our friends. We sent him to the hospital.




In no way whatsoever do I connect the use of spousal/domestic/girlfriend abuse in a metaphor to what happened to my sister. In no way do I relate that to people who love crappy games to a fault, besides the clear similarity between "But the game will get better, you'll see!" and "He doesn't mean to do it. He really loves me!"




Honestly, to hypersensitivity to this sort of thing is ridiculous. Want to fight spousal abuse? Get proactive with organizations that help the victims, or maybe become some kind of vigilante to mete justice upon the perpetrators. Just please, whatever you do, don't try to bring everyone else down to your level of hypersensitivity.




It used to be that a hallmark of good comedy is that someone, somewhere is going to be offended by it. Now it seems to be a roadblock.



"Hypersensitivity"?  Did you find anything amusing in your sister being beaten up?  Do you find anything amusing in anyone being beaten up, for that matter?  Sorry, I've always been this way, even as a child I found it impossible to find the humour in "jokes" which involve cruelty/violence/stereotyping. 


It's not a "holier than thou" attitude, believe me, it's just that I literally don't find it funny and can't understand why people do.


 


p.s.  I wouldn't want other people to react the way I do, it's not much fun being acutely sensitive (huge understatement), but it's a shame you see my post as an attempt to "bring everyone else down to [my] level of hypersensitivity". 



 




No, I don't find anything amusing about my sister getting beat up, but I don't connect that event to every mention of abuse, regardless of context. Now, if we were talking about MMO players who beat their spouse because of game time interruptions or something like that, I'd be first in line with a baseball bat to give the jerk a little medicine. But we're not talking about that, are we?


Hypersensitivity was perhaps too strong a word. Of course people should be vigilant about actual cases of abuse, but that doesn't mean you can't borrow a word as an overexaggeration for emphasis. For example, it's common to see people say they "raped someone/ got raped by someone" in a game to emphasize the fact that they either beat or got beaten by someone in some form of competition in a major way, but that doesn't mean they've suddenly nullified the severity of the actual, honest to goodness crime of forced sexual assault on a real person.


It's all about seperating the real from the allegorical. If you (and by "you", I mean people in general) can't do that, then... well, oversensitivity and even hypersensitivity is going to be the norm.


Bottom line? Relax. It's a joke.


"You'll never win an argument with an idiot because he is too stupid to recognize his own defeat." ~Anonymous

  User Deleted
2/11/12 8:00:43 PM#36

Originally posted by jayarte

There is nothing faintly amusing about any kind of abuse, 



 


Apparently, you've never seen the Three Stooges. 


  Cursedsei

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Joined: 12/17/07
Posts: 1020

2/11/12 8:17:16 PM#37
Originally posted by Loolee

Originally posted by jayarte

There is nothing faintly amusing about any kind of abuse, 



 

Apparently, you've never seen the Three Stooges. 

Granted, that's a subset of comedy called "slapstick", and its different than what Jayarte had an issue with, but Jonrd has pretty much said what I was thinking best.

I've never had a sibling or loved one beat by their spouses, thank god, because frankly like he said he did, I'd be all over that guy like a couple of mafia-types on the legs of a guy who owes them money. And while I can see Jay's point, they lost me when they decided to claim Jon found it humorous what happened to his sister, its one thing to assume someone finds humour in abusive relationships, but its a whole other ballpark when you try and make it a kind of personal attack like that.

 

End point, it was a shock joke, that's it. It was meant to cause some response even if the other jokes fell flat, and obviously it worked. And the thing about shock jokes is that they only work once (per article), hence why it's the ONLY one on the list. Maybe the picture was a bit much, but that's at the discretion of the article writer and site owners to decide.

 

But hey, if they have an issue with "battered housewife", we could always call them "The Stockholmers"!

  Acmegamer

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Joined: 7/16/10
Posts: 337

2/11/12 10:58:23 PM#38

LOL!!!!! I just love your articles. Please please keep writing them, I share them with my wife every time I see one posted. Freaking hilarous.

 

 

  Acmegamer

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Joined: 7/16/10
Posts: 337

2/11/12 11:11:01 PM#39
Originally posted by Ikeda

I dunno.  I always feel like the Guy on the Couch.  I don't socially interact with people in my guild, I'm always around, and I'm always paying attention.  I use tidbits discussed in guild chat to identify people but more or less I just exist there.


I kind of enjoy just being a name that randomly talks to people though.

 

    I tend to fall under  "the guy on couch" catergory as well. I have a knack for remembering odd tidbits about people and random facts tied into being a bit of a "Neo" as well. So I think I do have some of those "how did he know that about me!" moments with players at times. I dont ask these things, the info just falls into my lap and I tend not to forget it. I'm the same way about music triva and movie trivia as well. I'd rather have a different knack!

  Acmegamer

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2/11/12 11:15:19 PM#40
Originally posted by Silverbranch

The Helper - That person who's always helping people, particularly new players to the guild, selflessly giving gear, gold, items, advice, and escort duties, even if you suspect the "newb" is an old player levelling a new alt you'll find The Helper happily making a "noobs" life easier.


The Crafter - Questing, killing, all are sidelines.  The Crafter will happily immerse themselves into every aspect of Gathering and Crafting imaginable, slowly building a stockpile of mats, and levelling all aspects of Crafting.  This occurs through freqent gankings (if on a PvP server) by Red Tags who laugh away at the NOOB in crappy gear running around the zone.  Right up until the day The Crafter has mastered it all and actually starts to craft gear for themselves out of the best recipes available and equips themselves with M1A1 Abram's Chobham Armor, machine guns, helmet mounted swivelly Death Ray mods, and Red Seeking Firball Shoulder Launchers.

 

   Great one Silverbranch! +1. :) 

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